Narrated by Matt Damon, this feature-length documentary explores the growing privatization of public schools and the resulting impact on America’s most vulnerable children. Filmed in Philadelphia, New Orleans, Nashville and other cities, BACKPACK FULL OF CASH takes viewers through the tumultuous 2013-14 school year, exposing the world of corporate-driven education “reform” where public education -- starved of resources -- hangs in the balance.
Brothers at Peace is an organization created to provide care, recreation, and enriching programs to male youth 12 to 17 years of age. We aim to nurture potential, promote healthy living, and foster social responsibility that will build a community where young people are encouraged to develop to their fullest potential in mind, body and spirit.
Our mission is to help youth build strong character and realize their full potential as responsible citizens and leaders. We provide ongoing relationships with caring adults, life-enhancing programs for young people, and effective educational programs for kids and young adults to promote character building. Brothers at Peace will train in the areas of civic responsibility to prepare the young people of New Orleans to make ethical choices over their lifetime by instilling in them the values of social responsibility. Our goal is to supply the necessary resources to existing, well-established community projects that provide the city’s youth with essential life skills in order to ensure the success of future generations.
Visit www.brothersatpeace.org for more information.